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A seventeen year old girl, just beginning to bloom,
A lovely young miss who could brighten a room,
Beloved by her parents and by my young son,
Who was beginning to think that she was the one.
The key to his future, still waiting out there
And he hoped she too was beginning to care.

His dreams and her life were abruptly cut down, 
By a terrible accident, no one could have known
Would have happened so quickly on that foggy night.
The futures for both were put out like a light.
Over and over, I know, in his prayers,
He begged God for the future that could have been theirs.

He went on with his life and his loves were mistakes.
He seemed to get more than his share of heartaches.
If she'd been the one to have been his lifemate
And there had not been such an injustice of fate,
I wonder how better his life could have been
If into his future she'd been woven in.

And then as it happened, his own life was cut short
And so many dreams we have had to abort.
It seems like a part of my heart has torn out.
I'm left here to wonder what life's all about.
But he has been given an answer to prayer
And now she and he have God's heaven to share.

Written Feb. 21, 2000

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 6/11/2013 5:23:00 PM
    I'm so sorry for the loss of your son and the loss of his soulmate. losing a child is a pain that can never be erased or understood by many, but your poem is great and i'm sure also to those that can relate.

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 2:34:00 PM
    Joyce, CONGRATS on your romantic win! ;-) ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 11:14:00 AM
    well done Joyce..this was a poweful story about dreams; aspriations and fate..' it must have been and still is hard for you..' still well done on the win with this write..Joe..)

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 10:04:00 AM
    Joyce, , CONGRATULATIONS :-)* Thank you for the nice and sweet romantic poem... pin points the watering passion thirst I seek. Always & Forever..... PD

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 11:34:00 PM
    i thought that was you, maybe something wrong with my eyes. LOLS. the Philippines was invaded a long time ago by Japs and Spaniards

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 10:21:00 PM
    Is that you on Francine Roberts pic? It's in the blog page. just wondering

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 8:33:00 PM
    They're happy now in Heaven.

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 5:17:00 AM
    Beautiful. Sad. True.

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 6:09:00 PM
    this is so poignant and heartbreakingly beautiful! such a sad story but you've honored them both with your words...